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How can I change my WordPress password?

In this article, we will review all the possible ways to change your WordPress password from your site directly.

If you’ve lost your password for your awesome WordPress site or would like to simply change it for security reasons we will provide a step-by-step guide on how that can happen.

Step 1. Changing your password via your WordPress login area.

Firstly, you need to access your website’s login page from the browser.

Under the Username and Password required field you will see the Lost your password? option.

Once you click on it you need to enter the Email Address (1) with which you created the user, then select “Get New Password” (2). That way you will receive a reset link.

The system will send an email to inform you that someone is requesting a new password.

The email will contain the reset link, for which username and password change are requested, and the IP address the request is made from.

Once you click on the reset link it would take you to a new page from where you can change your password.

WordPress would automatically recommend a strong password and there is an option to generate a new one. Of course, if you don’t like the recommended password you can use a password you want instead.

When you are ready with your password, you can select Save Password and you will be ready to log in again.

Step 2. Changing your password from your WordPress dashboard.

Once you are logged in to your WordPress dashboard you need to navigate to the Users (1) section→ select All Users (2) →and click on the Edit (3) button for the user you would like to change the password for.

This would redirect you to the Profile menu. You need to scroll down to the Account Management section from where you can change the password for the user.

Depending on what role is set up for the user there would be 2 options.

  1. Set New Password (1) for Admin level user.
  2. Set New Password and Send Reset Link (2) for other user’s roles.

Once you have chosen the method, you need to select Update User in order to save the changes.

Afterward, the page would reload and a message will appear letting you know the changes have been made.

Please note that if WordPress thinks the password is too weak it will not let you use it.

As an ending, you need to make sure that your password is strong enough. Using a password such as 12345 is not safe for your website.

A strong password should be containing at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, one number, and one special character.
Also, the length should be at least 8 characters long and not over 30.

We have another article that explains how you can change your WordPress password through your Client Panel and Database.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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